​How To Get To Tanzania
​How To Get To Tanzania

Last updated 20 July 2023

20 July 2023 Tour, Expert

​How To Get To Tanzania

​How To Get To Tanzania

Tanzania has three international airports, but Kilimanjaro International Airport is the most common entry point. Once you're in the country, a good domestic flight network connects the major travel routes, and there is an ever-improving road network for ground travel.

·        Getting To Tanzania By Air

There are three major international airports in Tanzania:

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO): situated between Arusha and Moshi, this is the most common entry point into the country for those exploring the Northern Safari Circuit that includes the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara.

Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR): a good option for those visiting Dar es Salaam or the Southern Safari Circuit that includes Selous Game Reserve, and Ruaha National Park.

Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ): for those heading straight to Zanzibar, this airport is just 5km (3.1 miles) outside of Stone Town, Zanzibar's capital.

All three airports have good international connections to most major cities in Europe and North America.

·        Getting To Tanzania By Road

Driving into Tanzania is also possible if you're coming in from a neighboring country.

The roads from Nairobi, to Arusha or from Zambia over Mbeya and Iringa are in decent condition, although drivers should be aware that all driving in Tanzania can be quite hectic. Watch out for police controls and take caution not to underestimate the long distances between destinations.

If you book your adventure with us, all transport will be handled for you, so you can focus on the more exciting parts of your African adventure!

Driving times are only a rough indication. You should always consider the possibility of significant delays.

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Flights & Airlines to Tanzania

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Tanzania and what tickets would cost.

Domestic Airlines & Flights in Tanzania

Domestic and charter flights between parks are usually booked by tour operators as part of the tour package. Domestic flights can be booked with several domestic carriers.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Entry requirements can change, so please contact your local Tanzanian embassy/high commission to verify that the information below is current.

  • A passport is required for all foreign visitors and has to be valid for at least six months.
  • Passports must have a clean and full visa page for endorsement.
  • Citizens of most countries require a visa. A list of countries that don't need a visa is available.
  • Visas are best obtained in advance through an official online visa-application portal, but they can also be obtained through your local Tanzanian embassy or high commission.
  • Visas can also be obtained on arrival.
  • When arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country in Africa or the Americas, a yellow-fever vaccination certificate is required.
  • For more information, including COVID-19-related entry requirements (if any), please check the website of your local Tanzanian embassy/high commission or the government travel advisories below: